Alpheus strenuus   Dana,  1852 (Shrimp)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Max 60 mm (total body length, A. s. cremnus); 38 mm (carapace length, A. s. strenuus) (Banner and Banner 1982, Chace 1988).

Synonym (s)
Alpheus strenuus strenuus Dana, 1852
(Senior synonym)
Alpheus strenuus var. angulatus Coutiere, 1905
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Snowflake snapping shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Kensley, B (1981) On the Zoogeography of Southern Afrian Decapod Crustacea, with a distributional checklist of the species Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 338 23377 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Alpheidae Life Desk Available at -

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